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Priory Road Cemetery Landscaping Project

Priory Road Cemetery Landscaping Project

Priory Road Cemetery Landscaping Project

Houlton have been appointed by Hull City Council to deliver phase two of the works at Priory Wood Cemetery starting in November 2021 and running for approximately 30 weeks and consisting mainly of drainage and landscape works.

With space becoming limited at Northern Cemetery, further investment at Priory Wood was required and the second phase of work, which starts in November includes extending the visitor centre, installing extra car parking and adding a memorial and a peace gardens.

Lisa Buttery, head of customer service at Hull Council, said the aim was to make it a "really peaceful, tranquil" space, which was used both as an open space and cemetery serving Hull and surrounding residents. The extension to the visitor centre should be ready in April and there would be a member of staff on hand to talk to people.

She said: "We had a lot of surface water and so it wasn't draining away. The new drainage system has really improved that and we can see the benefits already.

"The approach is about it being a really peaceful, tranquil open space."

In a council decision record Councillor Rosie Nicola said the work needed to be done as soon as possible.

She said: "It is essential that we undertake phase two of this project if the city is to have sufficient burial plots to the west of Hull. Without these works we face the possibility in the near future of having no further burial capacity available in North and Western Cemeteries and we must take these steps to remedy this situation as quickly as possible."

Project Information

Value

£1,100,000

Location

Hull

Duration

30 Weeks